Tony Potts is the weekend co-anchor and correspondent for Access Hollywood, the daily entertainment newsmagazine show currently in its 12th season of providing the most comprehensive coverage of entertainment news and personalities on television. Potts joined Access Hollywood in April 1999, coming to the show after 12 years in television news and sports. In addition to his duties at Access Hollywood, Potts also contributes to the “Today” show, MSNBC and CNBC. He is also a frequent guest on CNN’s “Larry King Live,” as well as CNN’s “Showbiz Tonight.”
During his tenure at Access Hollywood, Potts has covered many high profile events, including the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, the Emmys, and the Grammys. He has also covered some of the top breaking entertainment news stories, including the tragic and complex Anna Nicole Smith story on location from Florida as well as the Bahamas. He’s also traveled across the globe to interview the biggest stars in film, music and television including an exclusive interview with Julia Roberts when she made her Broadway debut.
Potts has covered Italy’s Venice Film Festival, France’s Cannes Film Festival and Deauxville Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival and the Park City’s Sundance Film Festival.
Potts also traveled to the jungles of Borneo for the first taping of “Survivor,” and to the Australian outback for the second season of the popular television series. Potts met up with the “Today” show’s Matt Lauer in Paris and then again in the South of France for the morning show’s “Where in the World is Matt Lauer” series.
Prior to joining Access Hollywood, Potts co-hosted Fox’s “Good Day New York” and anchored the “Fox News at Noon” where he covered New York City’s biggest news stories. This included hosting Fox’s live broadcast of the Pope’s historic mass in Central Park. In addition, Potts broke a story regarding corrupt cab drivers and owners, which resulted in the overhaul of New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission’s procedures.
Potts has a couple of film and television credits to his name, including appearances in the Mel Gibson film, “Ransom,” the 2002-2003 season finale of the CBS hit show “CSI: Miami,” plus a number of episodes of Courtney Cox’s show, “Dirt.”
Potts has won an Emmy Award for feature reporting, two Associated Press Awards and one Society of Professional Journalists Award. The Seattle-native also won the 2006 MVP award at the NBA’s Celebrity All-Star Game in Las Vegas, NV.